While Hillary Clinton — who seems to have accepted her disheartening loss to Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination — has this weekend begun campaigning to help the Democratic Party heal itself and unite behind its candidate, according to the U.K.'s newspaper The Telegraph, her husband Bill is having bit more rough a time dealing with the loss.
Maybe he's upset that Obama could be stealing his "first black president" title from him.
An unnamed "senior Democrat who worked for Mr. Clinton" and who apparently has no issues airing our country's dirty laundry with a foreign newspaper was quoted as saying…
"He's saying he's not going to reach out, that Obama has to come to him. One person told me that Bill said Obama would have to quote kiss my ass close quote, if he wants his support.
"You can't talk like that about Obama — he's the nominee of your party, not some house boy you can order around."
Yes, it's completely improper for a former president to speak that way to friends in private conversation when referring to the Democratic nominee.
Why, it's almost as bad as a former president's confidant anonymously repeating to a newspaper hearsay about what that former president maybe might have said about the Democratic nominee and then, in the next breath, referring to that nominee (who happens to be black) as a "house boy."
It's a good thing Bill Clinton keeps aides of such impeccable wisdom and taste in close company.
Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton